TN to honour personnel who toiled in collapse rescue operation

Tamil Nadu government will on Tuesday honour personnel involved in the rescue operations at the site of the 11-storey under construction building which collapsed at Suburban Porur recently in which 61 lives were lost.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014, 13:27 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government will on Tuesday honour personnel involved in the rescue operations at the site of the 11-storey under construction building which collapsed at Suburban Porur recently in which 61 lives were lost.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will give away incentives and certificates to persons from various departments in commendation of their efforts in taking up rescue works on a "war footing" at a function being organised here tomorrow, an official release said.

The multi-agency rescue operations that commenced on June 28 lasted for a week and the rescue team pulled out 27 persons alive from debris.
Personnel from National Disaster Response Force, Police, Revenue Department and Chennai Corporation undertook the rescue operations.